Homemade Malibu Pina Colada Cocktail: The Best Way to Cool Off


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With a fruity and tropical flavor and a rich frozen texture, this Malibu Pina Colada recipe is a surefire way to cool yourself down on a hot summer day!

Need the perfect drink to sip in the shade by the pool or on the porch on a warm summer evening? This frozen homemade pina colada is so easy to make in your own kitchen!

With classic sweet flavors, this is a frozen drink that can be quickly blended up for a refreshing and satisfying drink.

If you’ve ever wondered how to make pina coladas, this recipe will show you how to make the perfect frozen cocktail in under 5 minutes!

Malibu coconut rum adds the perfect amount of extra coconut flavor that pairs perfectly with the slightly tart pineapple.

This is a widely loved cocktail that’s surprisingly easy to make and can be garnished with fun toppings for a festive presentation!


Creamy, cold, and indulgent, this blended pina colada drink is the perfect adult beverage for the summer!

It combines the sweet and light flavor of pineapple with sweet and tart pineapple with a creamy frozen texture. The result is a decadent drink that’s shockingly easy to make at home with just 3 main ingredients.

This easy frozen Pina Colada made with Malibu Rum is just the thing for a hot afternoon.

Take yourself right to the tropics with a single sip of this classic fruity cocktail and enjoy the comforting and uplifting flavors!

And if you want to put any leftover Malibu to good use, try a Malibu Bay Breeze, a Malibu Watermelon cocktail, or a round of Jello Shots with Malibu Rum!

And you can also whip up a Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri with your blender if you love frozen cocktails.


Ingredients for pina coladas on a counter.

Only 3 key ingredients are required for this Malibu rum pina colada.

  • Ice Cubes – Ice is crucial for creating an icy and slightly slushy consistency.
  • Malibu Rum – Any kind of white rum works fine in this cocktails, but making pina coladas with Malibu rum is a fantastic option thanks to the boost of coconut flavor.
  • Pineapple Juice – Provides a sweet and slightly tart flavor that gives this cocktail a vibrant golden color.
  • Coconut Creme – Blends up with the ice to create a creamy texture that makes you pina colada irresistible!
  • Whipped Cream and Cherry – These optional garnishes are the perfect way to give your drinks an extra flair.


  • Blender – Making a blended pina colada requires some kind of traditional stand blender.
  • Cocktail Glasses


  1. Fill the blender with ice cubes.

    Overhead view of ice in a blender.

    Use more or less ice depending on how thick you like your pina coladas.

  2. Pour in the pineapple juice, coconut rum and coconut creme. Blend until smooth.

    Pouring pineapple juice to a blender of ice.

    Fresh pineapple juice adds a pop of bright and vibrant flavor to this classic beverage!

  3. Pour into a glass. We usually use one of these pretty hurricane glasses. Garnish with whipped cream and a cherry if desired.


  • If you don’t have a stand blender, you could also make this cocktail using an immersion blender or a similar device.
  • For additional garnishes, top with a twist of orange peel or lemon peel, a pineapple chunk and pineapple leaf, or fun decorations like colored straws or drink umbrellas.
  • Because pineapple juice is acidic, your drink may separate as it sits. Give it a good stir to re-incorporate everything.
  • If your blender is large enough, you can make this drink in larger proportions for easy serving for multiple people!
  • Fresh pineapple juice will provide the most authentic and refreshing flavor, but you can use canned pineapple juice if it’s more convenient.


  • Though pina colada cocktails are typically made as blended beverages, you can also combine all of the ingredients minus the ice in a cocktail shaker. Pour over ice in a glass and enjoy!
  • Give your Malibu pina colada a little extra strength with a splash of vodka. Flavored vodka works particularly well here!
  • Use more or less ice depending on your preferences when it comes to the thickness of your cocktails.
  • Instead of coconut cream, you could also use some coconut milk. You may need to add extra ice since the coconut milk will be thinner than coconut cream.
  • Give your Malibu rum pina colada a fun color twist by adding a bit of blue curacao.

With a garnish of whipped cream and a cherry, this indulgent cocktail is the perfect way to enjoy the warm weather!


What’s the best rum for pina coladas?

Making pina coladas with Malibu rum is my favorite way to prepare these cocktails, but you could also use another trusted brand of coconut rum like Bacardi or Siesta Key.

What percentage is Malibu pina colada?

Depending on your measurements, most blended pina colada drinks will fall between 7% and 8% ABV. You can easily use more or less of the rum to alter the alcohol content in your cocktail!

What does a Malibu rum pina colada taste like?

This classic cocktail combines the smooth and subtly sweet flavor of coconut with the tropical tartness of pineapple for a slightly sour and satisfying frozen drink!

This version uses coconut rum for a stronger coconut flavor, but some pina colada recipes call for golden rum for a slightly bolder and more sophisticated flavor.


Yield: 1 Malibu Pina Colada

Malibu Pina Colada Cocktail

Creamy and tropical, this Malibu Rum Pina Colada is simple to blend up and makes for the perfect warm weather cocktail!

Prep Time
2 minutes

Total Time
2 minutes


  • 1 Cup Ice Cubes
  • 2oz Malibu
  • 2oz Pineapple Juice
  • 1oz Coconut Creme
  • Whipped Cream
  • Cherry


  1. Fill the blender with ice cubes.
  2. Pour in the pineapple juice, coconut rum & coconut creme.
  3. Blend.
  4. Pour into a glass.
  5. Garnish with whipped cream and a cherry.


  • This drink can also be made on the rocks if you don’t have a blender. Combine everything in a cocktail shaker and pour over ice.
  • Add a splash of another liquor like vodka or blue curacao for a stronger cocktail.
  • Garnish with whipped cream and a Maraschino cherry, or add a pineapple wedge and pineapple leaf, some coconut flakes, or fun decor like straws or paper umbrellas.

Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving:

Calories: 183Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 92mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 3gSugar: 18gProtein: 1g

Yield: 1

Serving Size: 1

This article originally appeared on Cocktails&Appetizers and was syndicated by MediaFeed.

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